Covid-19 Testing on Day 2 and Day 8 for International Arrivals
If you are buying more than 1 test, please fill out this form for each person
Option 1: Returning from GREEN list country, Day 2 COVID-19 Test = £70
Option 2: Returning from AMBER list country, Day 2 & 8 COVID-19 Test = £130
This test is required by the UK Government if you are arriving in the UK from overseas. It is a mandatory requirement for everyone arriving into the UK (unless you are specifically exempt) to take a Covid-19 PCR test on or before Day 2 of your self-isolation period, and then another test on or after Day 8.
All arrivals must also quarantine for 10 days, either in an approved hotel (if returning from a red list country) or an alternative approved location (if returning from any other country).
If your Day 2 test is positive, it will undergo further testing to identify variants of Covid-19. This is important to prevent new variants coming into the UK. Your Day 8 test is the final test before the end of your quarantine period.
You must order your Day 2 and Day 8 tests before you return to the UK. Failure to do so may incur fines and other penalties. You can order your tests as early as is convenient for you, and we will ship them to you on the required days or can be collected by your representative at Vanité Clinic.
When you order your tests, we will ask you to provide details about yourself and your journey. You will then receive a unique reference number, which you must enter on your passenger locator form before you arrive in the UK.
If you are returning to the UK from a country which is not on the UK Government’s red list, you are eligible to shorten your 10-day self-isolation period with our ‘’Test to Release’’
on Day 5. You must still do the Day 8 test. All orders include Special Delivery, so you can track the delivery of your kit.
Order Day 2 & 8 Covid Tests
To order your Covid-19 Day 2 and Day 8 tests, please click the Purchase Now button complete an application for each person requiring a test.
When will I receive my test kits?
Your tests will be sent separately in accordance with Government guidelines. We will dispatch your Day 2 test kit to you by post on the day before you arrive in the UK. It should arrive on Day 0, the day you arrive in the UK. You must take this test anytime between when you arrive in the UK and Day 2 of your quarantine. We will dispatch your second test to you on the seventh day of your self-isolation. Your Day 8 test kit should arrive on Day 8. If Day 8 falls on a Sunday, your kit will be dispatched on the Saturday for receipt by you on the Monday.
Please note that, by law, we cannot send your tests to you earlier than this. You should, however, order your tests as early as possible, prior to your arrival in the UK.
What should I do when I receive my test kit?
Please read the instructions included in your test kit carefully. You should then collect your sample using the swab provided and send it to our laboratory on the same day using the postage-paid return envelope or alternatively you can get someone to drop off the test samples at Vanité Clinic before 2:00 PM.
How will I receive my results?
We will send you an email as soon as your results are ready providing documentation showing proof of results.
Can I stop self-isolating if I test negative?
In accordance with the UK Government’s guidelines, even if you test negative for Covid-19 on Day 2 or Day 8, you must continue to self-isolate for the full 10 days. You can only shorten your self-isolation period if you test negative with our Test to Release.
What if I test positive for Covid-19?
You must self-isolate for 10 days from the day after your test date, even if you do not have symptoms of Covid-19. People who you live with or are travelling with should also self-isolate for 10 days.
How much does a Covid-19 Day 2 and Day 8 test cost?
£70 to £130 per person
What if I change my mind?
As Day 2 and Day 8 testing is a legal requirement, you are required to show your Vanité Clinic Confirmation Number to your airline. Cancellations will only be accepted 48 hours before your time of departure to the United Kingdom. We are unable to process any cancellation after this time due to UK Government requirements.